EUDAPA - European University Diploma in Adapted Physical Activity

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The student acts equal way to all people in her/his actions. She/he is able to take into consideration the qualities of different individuals when planning, organizing and carrying out sports activities. She/he wants and is able organize physical activity to different people in inclusive settings, whenever it is possible and makes sense.

The student is able to adapt school curriculum in physical education to reflect current conditions and the needs of all students with special needs in physical education. (EIPET 2009)

The student is aware of the risk factors of health and physical activity and is able to give counselling in these matters. She/he is able to take into consideration factors connected to contacts and interaction in individual and group activity. She/he is familiar with special questions concerning apa administration. Through creativity she/he is able to bring new elements to adapted physical activity – to continue adapting.

Structure of the studies:

  • Step 1. 10 ects. Apa-related studies at home university before entering the intensive programme.
  • Step 2. 30 ects. Intensive period in Finland at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences. (in English)
  • Step 3. 20 ects. Apa-related 12 week work placement in a foreign country.

The diploma is granted by Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.

Eudapa Intensive period in Finland 

Eudapa Intensive period is held in Haaga-Helia University of Applied Scienses Vierumäki Campus. 30 ECTS period contains:

  • theoretical and practical lectures from the leading apa-experts in Europe and in Finland
  • some visits to Finnish institutions (e.g. rehabilitation center, prison, psychiatric hospital)
  • 7-10 practical projects, in which students will try the theoretical things they have learned in to practice (John Dewey: Learning by Doing).

Adapted Physical Activity (15 ECTS) are common studies for all EUDAPA students (below). In addition every student chooses one of these optional  (below) learning environments. All three are worth of 15 ECTS.

Common studies for all EUDAPA students (15 cr)

Optional studies: Each student chooses one out of 3 modules

The Intensive Period in Finland 31.1.-6.5.2022

Application: Application period opens (at this website) 8.9.2021 and it will close 29.10.2021.

Eligibility: 

  • at least 10 ECTS of apa (or apa-related) studies at home university
  • sufficient/good knowledge of English
  • the student's home university and Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences has to have a bilateral Erasmus+ agreement

Funding: Erasmus+ (Haaga-Helia UAS partner university students)

Costs: Costs for a student consist of accommodation, meals, insurance and educational trips. 

Examples of the costs: student lunch at the university is 2,90€ and double room is about 300€/month. For the inclusive winter sports week, some extra 150-250€ is needed for transportation and lodging. For the educational trip to another European country (if possible due to the Coronavirus situation) Haaga-Helia UAS will subsidize 150€.

Contact
Jyrki
Vilhu
lehtori
Senior Lecturer
+358 294471623
Jyrki.Vilhu@haaga-helia.fi
Noora
Viljanen
johdon assistentti
International Affairs Specialist
+358 294471394
Noora.Viljanen@haaga-helia.fi
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